TEA-21 reauthorization is important to the City of Torrance. To date, the City has used nearly $10 million in TEA-21 money and seeks more. Projects completed using this money have included landscaping Hawthorne Boulevard, street improvements to 190th street and Artesia Boulevard. New projects set to use TEA-21 funds will focus on rehabilitation of several major transportation corridors and acquiring new buses for Torrance Transit.
Maintaining a high level of funding for TEA-21 is vital to cities like Torrance that rely upon federal assistance in maintaining major thoroughfares. The City of Torrance has used the allocation of TEA-21 money to improve the commutes of its residents and residents of communities throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles County.